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The Association of Information Technology Professionals was founded in 1952 to provide learning and growth opportunities to data processing managers and staff through networking, chapter activities, conferences, seminars and special interest groups. Today, AITP offers industry leadership and opportunities for professional development and personal growth to its more than 5,000 professional members across all disciplines and to its 6,000 student members.

The Richmond Chapter provides the local presence and meeting forum to deliver the most tangible benefits associated with AITP. With nearly 100 members representing over 60 local organizations, the Richmond Chapter is an excellent forum for networking, informal discussions, educational seminars, and exchange of ideas.

Meetings take place on the second Tuesday of each month (except December), at the Embassy Suites, 2925 Emerywood Parkway (first intersection west of Broad and Glenside). The usual format is a social time and heavy appetizers beginning at 5:15, meeting announcements at 6:00 and a program immediately following. The meetings usually adjourn by 7:15. Guests are welcome. Average attendance is 30 to 45 members and guests.
 

Mailing address: AITP, Richmond Chapter
P.O. Box 26044
Richmond, VA  23260

Education and programs

Education is an important part of every regular meeting of AITP's Richmond Chapter. Programs are varied, reflecting the diversity and interests of our membership. Some programs are technical; most are more general in scope to appeal to a broader audience. Program length is typically 30 to 45 minutes; panel discussions are longer. We meet every month except for December.

Previous and future presentations

Education is an important part of every regular meeting of AITP's Richmond Chapter. Programs are varied, reflecting the diversity and interests of our membership. Some programs are technical; most are more general in scope to appeal to a broader audience. Program length is typically 30 to 45 minutes; panel discussions are longer. In some months, we supplement the regular program (shown below) with a 30-minute technical session before dinner and the regular program.

2009 Presentations:

January

Public Sector Growth areas for 2009: Solutions for Department of Defense and U.S Intelligence
Michael Ruiz, CTO, Net Enabled Operations, BearingPoint

February

IT Outsourcing - Doing business with a 21st Century India
Jim Kutz - Managing Consultant and Past Director at Capital One
Gurpreet Dhillon - Professor, Information Security, VCU
Mike Jennings - Sr. Vendor Management Manager, Wellpoint Inc.

March Delivering High-Impact SOA Solutions: Successful Strategies for Maximizing ROI
Kevin T Smith, Author and Sr. Technical Director at ManTech International
April Local Presence, Global Outlook - An AITP Panel
Dr. Van Wood - Professor of International Marketing and Philip Morris Endowed Chair, VCU.
Ranjit Sen, President & CEO, CXI, an International Technology Services firm headquartered in Richmond
Terri Noll, Client Services Manager at Virginia Economic Development Partnership
May The Googolization of Everything
Siva Vaidyanathan - Author/Media Scholar and Assoc Professor of Law at UVA
June
The Right CXO for the Wrong times - A Study in Leadership
Panel of Deans from surrounding Business Schools
July No meeting
August No meeting
September TBD
October TBD
November CIO Panel
December No meeting

2008 Presentations:

January

Identity Theft: Deter. Detect. Defend
Special Agent Steven Bowen, United States Secret Service
Stephen Tyler, Capital One, Director: Strategy & Analysis - Customer Fraud Protection

February

Identity Theft: Deter. Detect. Defend
Special Agent Steven Bowen, United States Secret Service
Stephen Tyler, Capital One, Director: Strategy & Analysis - Customer Fraud Protection

March Spring CIO Panel
Mark D. Willis, Chief Information Officer, VCU Technology Services
Viren Kapadia, Chief Information Officer, Hilb, Rogal & Hobbs
Gene Doody, Chief Information Officer, City of Richmond
Patrick Kaine, Director of Information Services, Virginia Farm Bureau Services
Moderator: Cherian Abraham, Program Chair, AITP
April

Take this job and shove it
Joe Svetina, Business Services Manager, Virginia Department of Business Assistance
Ben Fortner, President, The Ascendant Group
Mark Morton, President, Morton Consulting
Susan H. Carter, Chief Executive Officer, Data Blueprint

May Virginia Secretary of Technology
The Honorable Aneesh Chopra, Secretary of Technology for the Commonwealth of Virginia
June
Who do you want on your rope team?
Bill McCorey, VP, IBM Global IT Infrastructure Center of Excellence
July No meeting
August No meeting
September Obama vs McCain - Who's the candidate for technology?
Delegate Jeff Frederick, State Republican Party Chairman
Dr. Peter Aiken, VCU
Matthew Wein, Deputy State IT Director, Obama Campaign
Moderator: Herb Sening
October Technology @ VCU: Noah's Ark
Mark Willis, Chief Information Officer
Jeff Nugent, Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence
Mike Davis, Technology Manager, Center for the Study of Biological Complexity
Isac Crouch, Lead Technician, G2G Mobile Program
November CIO Panel
William E. McCorey, VP, IBM Global IT Infrastructure Center of Excellence
Scott McKay, CIO, Genworth Financial |
Rob Waddell, Senior Vice President and CIO at Apex Systems, Inc
Moderator: Cherian Abraham, Delivery Manager, Data Concepts
December No meeting

2007 Presentations:

January

CIO Forum: 2007 Richmond Information Technology Outlook
Rich Pollack – CIO & CMIO, Hospital Information Systems VCU Health Systems
Rick Mears – Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer Owens & Minor Bill McCorey – Senior Vice President - Chief Information Officer Circuit City Stores, Inc.
Scott McKay – CIO and SVP, Genworth Financial, Inc. - Tentative

February

Do I Really Need an Information Technology Degree?
Matthew J. Miller - Assistant Director of Graduate Marketing and Admissions, McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia
Tom Sheehan – Director, MIT Program, Masters of Information Technology, Information Technology Program, Virginia Tech
Rich Redmond, Chair of Information Systems, VCU School of Business

March IT Accessibility
April

IT Project Management Lessons Learned
Paul Hendricks, Maria Bitterman

May

SOA Here and Now
CapTech

June

Windows Vista: Overview and Local Implementation Views
BDPA / AITP Joint Meeting - Microsoft

July

Managing in a Virtual Team: Tools, Tricks and More

August No meeting
September

Storage Virtualization
CAS Severn

October

The Future of Personal Health Records Technology in Healthcare

November

Mid Market CIO Panel

December No meeting

2006 Presentations:

January

VCU student experience at the Microsoft Imagine Team Competition, Microsoft SQL launch webcast
VCU students James Barrett, John Sells, and John McKeon

February

2006 Career Look Out and Trends Panel Discussion
Rich Redmond, Chair of Information Systems, VCU School of Business
Kelly Suter - Talent Acquisition Manager, Wellpoint, Inc.
Jo Gucanac - Director, Business Operations, TEK Systems
Jeremy Deyo - Database Administrator, Virginia Employment Commission

March Virginia Information Technologies Agency Partnership with Northrop Grumman Update
N. Jerry Simonoff, Director of Strategic Management Services, Virginia Information Technologies Agency
April

Sarbanes Oxley Legislation’s Impact on Information Technology Departments
Al Watts, Director, Applications Development – WellPoint, Inc
Rebecca Wright-Dodson, Technology and Security Risk Services – Ernst & Young LLP
Mike Holdren, Vice President Technology – First Health Services
Rick Gambriel, Chief Information Officer – Cavalier Telephone

May

Use of Information Technology in Education
Gary Sarkozie - Director of Technology and assistant professor for the School of Education at Virginia Commonwealth University
Kim Aldrich – Henrico County Public Schools
Eric Jones – Henrico Count Public Schools
Bill Flairity – Hanover County Public Schools

June

Computer Forensics Live Response Demonstration and Discussion
Harlan Carvey – Manager, X-Force Professional Security Services, NorthEast Region, Emergency Response Services

Michael Alexiou - National Manager,
X-Force Emergency Response Service (XFERS), Digital Forensic Services, Internet Security Systems (ISS)

July

bayMountain Managed Hosting and Colocation Facility Tour
Mike Rydel – bayMountain, Sales Account Executive

August No meeting
September

Velocity Micro Overview – Richmond Personal Computer Manufacturer
Ed Schrader – Velocity Micro, Inc.  Business Development manager

October

Geographical Information Systems – Practical Applications and Technology Review
Lowell Ballard – Timmons Group

November

Between IRAQ and a Hard Place
Lt. Col. Skip Goodwille – Reservist, 80th Institutional Training Division, The Bank of Richmond, Commercial Lender

December No meeting

2005 Presentations:

January

Technology Trends,
Angela Cook, Robert Half International

February

Managing Client Expectations
Delaine Campbell, PMPGroup

March

Philip Morris IT Story
Joe Amado, CIO, Philip Morris

April

Financial Planning
Ron Stack, Stack Financial Group

May Joint mtg w/PMI
The Mystery of The Federal Reserve Unraveled
Raymond Owens III, Vice President and Senior Economist at the Richmond Federal Reserve
June Data as a Strategic Asset
M. David Allen, Director of Technology at Data Blueprint
July Securing Your Desktop and Mobile Environment
Kelley DuBois, Microsoft
August No meeting
September Portal Technology
Paul Rodi, Dominion
October How Speech Recognition is Changing Customer Service
Jay Gentry, Intervoice
November CIO Panel
No confirmations yet
December No meeting

2004 Presentations:

December TBA
November CIO Forum
Lyn McDermid, Dominion Virginia Power
Carole Miller, Overnite Transportation
Brent Cannady, Synigent Technoligies
October  How are 9-11, the Northeast blackout and Gaston related? All required the existence of a Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plan--W. Martin Myers, MBCP, Senior Manager - Risk Advisory Services
September  Search Engine Marketing: It's About Making Your Website Work for You--Mary E. Archer
August Creating Professional Synergy--Sylvia Wright
July Wireless communication--Ron Carpenter, The Bill Police
June Essentials of Security--Kelly Dubois, Microsoft
May Your career, your future, your choice--Doug Pick (CapOne University)
April CRM: Striking the Balance - Strategy and Technology--Wayne Brown, IMC Direct, Microsoft CRM Consultant
March Microsoft Spring Training Seminar 2004--Kelley Dubois of Microsoft 
February A Brief History of SPAM--Peter McElhinney, Partner, Sales and Marketing, Synigent Technologies; Dale Kitts, Information Security Consultant for Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
January Homeland Security--Behind the Headlines--Jack Ritchie, Police Information Manager, City of Richmond

2003 Presentations:

December Christmas Social--Hugh Goldthorpe, Owens & Minor
November CIO Forum--Robert Mattauch (moderator), VCU
Bert Hardy, S&K
Donald Jones, Luck Stone
Karen Lankford, Southern States
Wayne Luck, Cadmus
Kathyrn Monday, University of Richmond
October  Offshoring--John Brighton, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
September  Fiber Speed Without Fiber Cost--Kevin Smyth, Barre Y Lane, LLC
August Distance Medicine (offsite at Virginia Biotechnology Park)-- Brett Harnett, OrbitalMed
July Technology and Education--James Hickman, Advanced Technology Coordinator, J. Sargeant Reynolds
June IT Consolidation in Virginia State Government--George Newstrom, Secretary of Technology,  Commonwealth of Virginia
May The Value Equation – Achieving the Right Returns in an IT-centric Company--Eric Davis Senior Vice President of Technology Services, Capital One
April Law Enforcement’s New Frontiers…How Bytes Help Take the Bite Out of Crime--Sergeant A.H. HarperCommander Computer Operations Henrico County Police Dept, 
March Enterprise Architecture--Troy Collison Director of Networking and Data Center, Gamble Hill Systems
February Wireless Convergence and Personal Productivity--Nhat Pham President and Founder, BeamSync
January Integration of Enterprise Applications--Dave Reickmann, Director of Enterprise Applications, Dominion Resources

2002 Presentations:

December Board meeting only
November  Practical Application of Technology to Drive Business Results–The Carmax Story, Mike Dolan, CIO, Carmax (joint meeting with BDPA)
October Rapid Response to 9/11 Using Microsoft .NET--John Keefauver, .NET Business Development Manager, Ajilon Consulting
September  The Future of EDI and the Impact of XML-Based Technologies--Boyd Burton, President, Connective Commerce Corporation
August  Richmond Chapter 50th Anniversary Celebration, Jefferson Hotel
July Legal Developments in Information Systems--Robert L. Brooke, Intellectual Property Lawyer
June Who Are You? (presented as part of Annabel Lee cruise)--Dr. Wally, Author and Columnist
May The Future of Windows--Mark Minasi, Author and Technical Columnist
April  Technology in Virginia Government: A Legislator's View--Sam Nixon, IT Professional and Member House of Delegates
March Web Development with Java--Don Denoncourt, Lecturer and Independent Consultant
February  How Owens & Minor became Information Week’s Technology Innovator of the Year--David Guzmán, CIO, Owens & Minor
January Outsourcing an Enterprise Help Desk--Ingrid Vijsma, Help Desk Manager, Bell Tech Logix

2001 Presentations:

 

Companies represented

Location

Regular meetings are held at the Holiday Inn Crossroads - 2000 Staples Mill Road (Across from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield).  Hotel phone number is (804) 359-6061 (but don't call there to make a reservation).

Click here for map

Time

5:30

Registration and social hour

6:15

Dinner

7:15

Presentation

Cost

  Reservation by 5 PM the Thursday before meeting Late reservation No-show Cancellation

Members

12.00

17.00

12.00

No cost

Guests

17.00

22.00

17.00

No cost

Student Members

10.00

15.00

10.00

No cost

Meeting Reservations

To register, you may click here to reserve on-line, or email our VP of Meeting Arrangements at meeting_arrangements@aitprich.org.

Special Events

May, October--Golf tournament fund raisers.
August, December--no meeting.

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Student Chapter

Participating Schools:

School Faculty Advisor
Virginia Commonwealth University Jeff May
Longwood University Glen Dardick

Golf tournaments

We hold tournaments twice a year, in May and October. The last five or six have been held at Scyamore Creek, and that trend will probably continue. Sycamore Creek is located off I-64 West, (from Richmond) to Exit 173 (Rockville-Manakin Exit). You can get more information at their web site. The benefits from these events goes toward our student chapter scholarship fund. Once a year, we either award a scholarship to a student, or contribute toward helping students attend the National Collegiate Conference.

Other Links

National Home Page
Region 18 Home Page
Culminis--Large IT professional organization that we're partnered with
VCU Student Chapter
Longwood Student Chapter
BDPA Black Data Processing Associates
SPARC Sun Professionals' Association of Richmond Computer Users Group
Virginia eCommerce Forum The Virginia eCommerce Forum's mission is to cultivate relationships in the business community that promote the use of Electronic Commerce
Virginia Digital Assistant User Group (email, Thurmond Alford) Exchange ideas, applications, and experiences with other PDA users. Meets the second Monday of each month, SunTrust Bank, 919 E. Main St., 4th Floor Piedmont Room
DB2 User Group RicDUG, Richmond DB2 Users Group
Greater Richmond Technology Council GRTC
LearnIT.com
- Self-paced online training for all levels of professionals entering or already in the IT industry
FrontPage  Microsoft Front Page Support and FAQ
Tech TV The TV show
PC Computing The magazine
Information Week The magazine

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